SHARE YOUR STORY DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR ESSENTIAL TREMOR

HELP OTHERS FIND RELIEF

Sharing your experience is a powerful way to help others on their journey with essential tremor and make a lasting impact on their lives. Here are two easy ways to share.


Write a Testimonial

WRITE A
TESTIMONIAL

Tell us about the symptom relief you’re experiencing and how your life is different today. Medtronic may share your story in our education materials and on our website with others who are considering deep brain stimulation (DBS). You can reveal as much or as little about your journey as you like, and your name can be kept confidential.


Speak Out In Your Community

SPEAK OUT IN
YOUR COMMUNITY

Movement disorders are complex, and many people aren’t aware of all the resources and therapy options available. You can help change that by sharing your story. Here are some tips for talking about your diagnosis, treatment, and results in your local community.

Posting on social media:

  • Share your story on the networks you already use.
  • Join essential tremor groups on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Be open about the realities of your experience.
  • Contribute consistently and be open to questions.

Sharing face-to-face:

  • Contact local support groups for essential tremor.
  • Offer to speak at community centers, libraries, and hospitals.
  • Sign up to help educate at a local health fair.
  • Tell your doctor you can speak with prospective patients.

Speaking with journalists:

  • Connect with a reporter covering health, community, or features.
  • Think of a personal story or experience that really captures how you feel.
  • Recall key details about your symptoms, diagnosis, therapy, and results.
  • Prepare two or three simple, clear points to repeat during your interview.

HOW TO CRAFT YOUR STORY

Here are some important questions to ask yourself as you prepare your story:

  • What makes your story yours? What is unique about your experience?
  • What do you want people to remember? How you felt? Big decisions? Your results?
  • How much do you want to say? Share what feels comfortable.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.